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>> this is bbc world news america reporting from washington. biden gets a warm welcome in beijing, but he doesn't get on a to back down territorial dispute. relations tonight are tense. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are running away from central african republic. we are on the ground in a country descending into chaos. >> they killed my father, he says and took his body. i don't know what will happen to me now. >> this cougar has made a home houses of ancy hollywood hills but very few have seen their new neighbor. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america globe. the challenge the government and the status quo. advice from u.s. vice president joe biden today he said it that is ruffling feathers. i was speaking to a group of students. soothe ents do much to tensions. from beijing we have the latest. in asia rising china is asserting itself. america is responding. ed lines are being tested by beijing. and some have suggested the u.s. decline. the sole rica remains super power. joe biden met many of the hoping to get u.s. visas. >> challenge the government. your
president biden voiced support for japan as it feuds with china over islands and airspace. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> those are just some of the stories we are covering on tonight's pbs news hours. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the president sought to shift the focus today, away from what's gone wrong with implementing the health care law to what's gone right. he said the benefits are being overlooked amid problems with the web site and policy cancellations. but insurers still warn they're getting unusable data. we'll have a ful
biden's visit to beijing today. u.s. officials say he and chinese president xi jinping traded arguments over china's new air defense zone around islands that japan also claims. later, in a subdued session with reporters, neither man mentioned the issue. instead, xi emphasized that diplomacy is needed from both the u.s. and china to maintain regional peace. >> ( translated ): both the international situation and the regional landscape are undergoing profound and complex changes. regional hotspot issues keep popping up, and china and the united states shoulder important responsibilities for upholding world peace and stability and promoting human development and progress. >> woodruff: the state-run english newspaper "china daily" was far less diplomatic. in a bluntly worded editorial, it accused the u.s. of casting a blind eye to japanese provocations. the editorial went on to say: "despite trying to present the image of being an impartial mediator, washington has obviously taken japan's side." the european commission has imposed fines of $2.3 billion on major u.s. and european banks, over
vice president joe biden says america is deeply activity about china's in a disputed group of islands controlled by japan. the matterwill raise with china's president when he visits beijing later this week. a federal judge has approved the largest public bankruptcy in american history. the judge rules today that the city of detroit will be able to reorganize its billions of dollars in debt, which means pensioners and other creditors could receive much less than they are owed. and spectacular pictures from italy where europe's active volcano is erupting again. it is the 19th time the mountain has thrown longer into the sky. there were no injuries, nor any need for evacuations, but a number of flights to the nearby airport were diverted. a russian dancer has been sentenced to six years in jail for his part in an acid attack on the artistic director of the bolshoi ballet company in moscow. he suffered severe burns and damaged eyesight as a result of the assault. james robbins has the story. >> the world's most famous ballet company. bolshoi literally means big. it employs over 200 dancer
and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authorities have made it clear they would like protestors to leave this square. >> is there any sign at all of an end to this stand-off between the government and the protestors? >> no sign at the moment. these protestors say they are determined to remain here in the center of kiev. opposition leaders have shown they are capable of bringing on to the streets of kiev huge crowds, hundreds of thousands. they came here and gathered on the square on sunday. and yet they have been unable to force concessions from the government. on the oth
the ukraine back to the eu. >> we saw quite a bit of discussion. the joe biden urged him not town leash force on the demonstrators. we saw how badly things went when there was a police crackdown on independence square on november 30th. the assistant secretary of state was in moscow pleading with kremlin officials to help bring this situation to some sort of solution to help ukraine find a path back to getting economic aid package that it needs from the international monitor fund. of course russia is keen on minute takening its influence here. they are said to be preparing their own rescue package. but none of that seems possible as long as there are thousands of protestors and thousands of ryeout police massing on the streets. >> ifill: is there anyone in a position to broker some sort of an agreement? >> not right now. it seems until this unrest sets we're well into the third week of this widening civil disturbance here, until that calls down, it doesn't seem that any solution is possible. and the question becomes what are the protestors willing to accept. as you said, they demanded the resi
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